Lyme Bay Arts’ new venue to launch in Symondsbury

THE Gallery, the new showcase for art on the Symondsbury Estate, near Bridport, will celebrate its opening on Saturday, August 10 between 12noon and 2pm with a welcome from Sir Philip and Julia Colfox.

The Gallery is the home of Lyme Bay Arts CIC, a membership-based group of local artists that organise exhibitions and art-related events at The Gallery as well as at a variety of outreach venues.

It will launch on Saturday with an opportunity to see ‘Terra Incognita’, an exhibition of recent paintings by local artist Andy Rollo.   

A lecturer in art and design at Yeovil College, Andy said: “I’m excited about exhibiting at Symondsbury for a number of reasons. Firstly, the work I have been producing over the last ten years has been inspired by the geology and history of Dorset and in particular the Dorset Ridgeway and Jurassic Coast.

“Secondly, I want to develop a higher profile in the area and feel that this new gallery provides a good opportunity for me to do so.  It’s a beautiful location in the midst of the landscape of Dorset.

“Lastly, it is exciting for a new gallery to open that provides opportunities for work to be exhibited that isn’t quite as traditional – work that delves more into imaginary landscapes and that foregrounds visual language elements like shape, line and colour.”

Andy’s one-man show at The Gallery, Symondsbury, runs from August 10 to 21 and is open daily from 10.30am to 4.30pm.

For more information on Lyme Bay Arts and its up-coming events, visit www.lymebayarts.co.uk or www.symondsburyestate.co.uk

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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